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  • http://english.dbw.cn銆€銆€ 2010-01-29 09:51:28
     



    Some of the biggest celebrities from music, film, sports and politics joined together on Friday for an all-star international, multinetwork telethon to raise money for earthquake-shattered Haiti.

    Singer Taylor Swift waits to answer phones during the "Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief" telethon in Los Angeles, California January 22, 2010. [Photo:Xinhua Reuters Photo]

    The two-hour show "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," was broadcast from Los Angeles, New York, London, and Haiti.

    It included musical performances by a variety of superstars, including Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, U2's Bono and The Edge, Coldplay, Keith Urban and Stevie Wonder and was hosted by actor and director George Clooney, who helped organize the event.

    Many stars such as Mel Gibson, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams manned telephone lines, while Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and other actors made desperate pleas for donations.

    "On that first night after the quake while the dust was still settling, a sound weaved its way through the darkness. There in the small city of Jacmel, amongst the ruins and rubble stood a lone musician playing his guitar. He played for his fellow artists who are now gone. He played for the fathers who lost sons, for the sons who lost mothers, and the sisters who lost brothers. He played to make sense of the incomprehensible devastation and soothe his broken city", said Pitt. 

    The 7.0-magnitude quake that struck on January 12th has killed an estimated 200-thousand people, according to Haitian government fitures.

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